1. Family: Lamiaceae Martinov
    1. Genus: Vitex L.
      1. Vitex rivularis Gürke

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Angola.

    [FWTA]

    Verbenaceae, H. Huber, F. N. Hepper & R. D. Meikle. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    Forest tree 30-40 ft. high
    Leaves
    Long-petioled, 5-7 foliolate leaves
    Flowers
    Very small white flowers tinged with purple in rich, long-stalked cymes.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Zaïre

    Vitex rivularis Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Thomas, D.W. [2253], Cameroon K000029520
    Zenker, G.A. [1333], Cameroon K000192753

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 297 (1903)

    Accepted by

    • Meerts, P. (2018). Synopsis of the genus Vites (Lamiaceae) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Plant Ecology and Evolution 151: 380-392.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv., ed. 2, 3: 233, t. 336, 5-7.
    • Moldenke in Phytologia 6: 114
    • Pieper in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 62, Beibl. 141 (as "142"): 56 (1928)
    • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 33: 297 (1904)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0